How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs & Heat Treatment

ThermEx® is a superior solution to eliminate bed bug infestations. This non-chemical, non-toxic approach penetrates wall cavities, mattresses and other hard to reach locations to kill bed bugs and dry out the eggs.  By applying heat evenly throughout a structure, we are able to kill bed bugs wherever they are hiding, something many other treatments cannot achieve in a single treatment. ThermEx® will kill all of the growth stages of the bed bug including the eggs. This is an important fact given that not all current pesticide control methodologies kill bed bug eggs. This means that  ThermEx® can eradicate the entire bed bug population in a single treatment

Why is ThermEx® Better than Using Chemicals?

Historically, bed bug treatments have relied on the use of chemicals to reduce and control the pest. Recently, pesticides have shown to be ineffective in managing infestations with single bed bug treatment. An informal survey of pest control operators conducted by an entomologist at the University of Massachusetts found that 68% of all bedbug infestations require three or more treatments, 26% require two treatments, and just 6% require one treatment.

Another concern with pesticide use is the growing evidence that bed bugs are developing resistance to current pesticides used in the treatments.

Results from current research conducted by the University of Kentucky show that bed bug resistance to insecticidal products that have pyrethroids as an active ingredient has become significant. The excessive use of pesticide solutions may result in the bed bug developing greater resistance to current methodologies. Oftentimes this leads to overcompensating by increasing amounts of chemicals. This can be a dangerous practice. ThermEx® is a simpler control methodology which alters a bed bug’s natural environment, making it lethal to the bed bug.

Finally, some people may be sensitive to chemicals as a result of neurological or other medical disorders. These people may not have the option to use safely chemical solutions as part of their control method. ThermEx® is a non-chemical process and therefore is the practical solution for people with chemical sensitivities. It is ideal for treating homes, health care facilities, hospitals, and schools where chemicals are not an option.

“Bed bugs are just going ballistic everywhere. It is going to really rock this country.”Dr. Michael Potter, University of Kentucky entomologist

 

Bed bugs are found today anywhere there are people, in hotels, apartments, homes, dorm rooms, delivery vehicles, dry cleaners, jails, hospitals, and well you get the idea. Bed bug bites are becoming all too common. Because pesticides are losing their effectiveness at treating bed bugs, Thermal Heat Treatment is becoming the only way to guarantee to kill all bed bugs without harming the environment; At the right temperature, heat will kill bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind. And, since our ThermEx® can be effective in a single bed bug treatment, it can be more cost effective than chemical alternatives which can often require replacement of bedding and even mattresses.